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Glasspockets Find: Hewlett’s New Interactive Grants Tool
November 27, 2012

Grants_exploreThese are interesting times, with an accelerating push by some foundations to introduce creative ways to share their data.  A recent entry in the mix is a new interactive grants tool from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.  Allowing exploration of the Foundation’s grants and grantmaking trends over time, online visitors can visualize data set to their own customized preferences.  After adjusting various filters, for example, one can visually discover that the foundation awarded $5.68 million in general support for performing arts in the form of 71 grants between $50,000 and $100,000 each during 2010-2012—and all the recipients were in North America.  Learn more about how to use the interactive grants tool by watching this instructional video.  The foundation also follows the best practice of inviting feedback for its new tool.

--Mark Foley

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